This is a test recording of a song that I wrote last year. The Nibiru Collision is a doomsday scenario in which an extrasolar planet crashes into the Earth. Nibiru is such a pretty name for the planet that it got me thinking, somebody must have been looking forward to it. So the song is kind of about star-crossed lovers, hoping against hope in the face of cataclysmic change.
I love how Ctrl-X grew from a quick pun name to become one of my favorite characters. But be warned, in spite of his dramatic origin story, he still inspires plenty of dorky robot humor.
Deuço is one of my favorite heroes. He’s a kineticist—a wizard specializing in the interactions between movement and energy (both positive and negative). His spell invocations are generally somatic, like graceful and precise dances.
These are short clips of They Might Be Giants songs, designed for use as custom ringtones.
My Man – instrumental mix, 25 seconds. The keyboard part lends itself so well, with its theme of transmission.
Older – intro clip, 16 seconds. The rauschpfife and saroussophone are instantly recognizable through the din of other people’s phones.
Wicked Little Critta – mostly instrumental mix, 32 seconds. For those who like their phone to make only the minimum amount of noise necessary, this one starts as a quiet warning, gets a bit louder… and then self-destructs at about 18 seconds.
Critic Intro – four instrumental snips: tumble, medium sneak, short sneak, and the wonderfully dramatic pounce.